Diana: The Musical release date, cast and trailer for Netflix

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A new musical based on the life of Diana, The Princess of Wales is coming to Netflix ahead of its Broadway premiere.

The movie Diana was shot last year in 2020 without an audience at the Longacre Theater and features the original Broadway cast.

With several interpretations of Diana’s story already making the news – including season 4 of Kristen Stewart’s The Crown and Spencer, actress Jeanna de Waal is next to play the late princess.

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Princess Diana, who married Prince Charles in 1981, welcomed her sons Prince William and Prince Harry before separating in 1992. Their divorce was made final in 1996, a year before Diana died in a car accident in Paris.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming musical.

When is Diana: The Musical coming out on Netflix UK?

A filmed version of Diana will be available to stream on Netflix UK from Friday October 1, 2021.

Production was slated to open in New York in March 2020 but was forced to abandon plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who is part of the cast of Diana: The Musical?

The musical is put together by well-known Broadway veterans, but it does include a few newcomers.

Directed by Tony Award winner for his work on Come From Away, Christopher Ashley. Kelly Devine, who directed the musical direction of Come From Away, choreographs the show.

The show’s book and music are written by Joe DiPetro and David Bryan, both of whom won Tony for Memphis in 2010.

Jeanne de Waal (Princess Diana)

Jeanna de Waal is no stranger to Broadway musicals, she has had many credits under her belt including Kinky Boots and Carrie off-Broadway to name a few.

It also won’t be the first time she has played the late Princess, she played Diana at La Jolla Playhouse in 2019.

The actress attended Tring Arts Education School, the same school as Dame Julie Andrews DBE.

Subsequently, de Waal studied theater at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, where he graduated in 2009.

Judy Kaye (Queen Elizabeth)

American singer and actress Judy Kaye has been shot extensively on Broadway for shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Ragtime.

The 72-year-old made her Broadway debut as a replacement for Rizzo in Grease’s original company in the 1970s.

She also plays audiobooks from Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone series.

Roe Hartrampf (Prince Charles)

Roe Hartrampf is an up and coming actor who is so far best known for appearing on the hit Netflix series Emily in Paris.

Hartrampf plays Doug, the boyfriend Emily dumped when she moved from Chicago to Paris.

You may have also seen Hartrampf in her roles in Madam Secretary and in the Equity and The Foster Portfolio movies.

Erin Davie (Camilla Parker Bowles)

Erin Davie is an American actress and singer best known for her portrayal of young Edith Bouvier Beale in the Broadway show of the musical Gray Gardens.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, she attended the Boston Conservatory, where she received her bachelor’s degree in musical theater.

She has had minor film roles in King Jack (2015), Orange Is the New Black (2014) and Easter Mysteries (2016)

What is Diana about: the musical?

The musical focuses on 19-year-old Diana Spencer, who struggles to make her way through the rigid structure of the royal family.

Princess Diana, trapped in a loveless marriage, only discovers herself by dedicating herself to those in need.

Forced into the limelight, Princess Diana disobeys all expectations to become his own wife and create a legacy that will last forever.

Is there a trailer?

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Netflix has released the trailer for the film, the soundtrack of which is of Waal singing the musical number If as Princess Diana.

Viewers also get a glimpse of the show’s take on Diana’s famous wedding dress.

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